Kenya and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a foundation for the introduction of Kiswahili as an elective language in the South African educational system. This is South Africa’s next step in fully integrating Kiswahili as an indigenous language to promote unity and social cohesion with fellow Africans.
Binyavanga Wainana was a brilliant writer and sharp thinker, creative and unruly.
We mourn the passing of African literary force and LGBTQI+ activist Binyavanga Wainaina. The Caine prize winner has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering from a stroke.
Online age, the bane of social media platforms; 4chan, 8chan among others where public figures gets lampooned, at the click of a button. Meghan Markle has been at the receiving end of unprecedented visceral abuse, fuelled in part by racism and negative media coverage. Time to introspect and look into our global consciousness, writes Andrew Chatora.
University of the Western Cape’s nuclear physicist Cebo Ngwetsheni’s ground-breaking paper on nuclear polarisation has been published in Physics Letters, the journal in which the Nobel-deciding discovery of the Higgs Boson, also known as the God Particle, was published.
Congolese innovator Josephine Uwase Ndeze is the winner of Miss Geek Africa 2019 for her mobile platform that enables expectant mothers to monitor their progress, check any symptoms they might be experiencing and connect them to their healthcare providers in case of an emergency.
The presidents’ wives hold a lot of sway within the political power structure.
In a move that has dashed the hopes of equal treatment for the LGBTQI+ community in Zimbabwe, a Bill is set to go before that country’s parliament that would uphold the ban on same-gender marriage.
It’s an achievement in itself that Malawi is holding its sixth multi-party national elections since its transition from dictatorship under former President Kamuzu Banda.